The Day | Hotel For Sale

Johnny Pérez

Good morning, East Villagers.

If you’re looking for some retail therapy and happen to have a few extra millions on hand, our very own Cooper Square Hotel is on the market, the Post reports today. EV Grieve points out its potential “rebranding” — any suggestions for a new theme?

Meanwhile, next door, 35 Cooper Square is still on the chopping block and we’re watching. Preservationists may be mourning its loss, but they’re also on to the next project: a hearing to create historic districts in the East Village will go before the Landmarks Preservation Commission tomorrow. Stay tuned to the Local today as we’ll bring you an in-depth look at the proposal and what it means for the neighborhood.

And make sure to check out this video about Story Corps, which Neighborhoodr brought to our attention; the East Village roots of the listening and recording project go back to its founder’s run-in with recovering heroin addicts on Seventh Street. He was inspired to tell their stories, and now his non-profit interviews and tells stories of hundreds more.

In weather news, there (mercifully) is none. The sun is still out and shining, so enjoy a warm Wednesday.